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Fred's 1990 Volvo 740 GLE Sedan 
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Fred wrote:
Might be getting an invite to a private drift session mid December... so if I'm to attend I need to turn one of my RWD cars into something of a drift queen: LSD, or in the case of this 740, Eaton G80 locker.

A list of things from essential to optional:

  1. G80 locker from caravan installed
  2. Rear tyres swapped to front and vice versa
  3. Pulley swapped for non-slipping one from spare B234F and belts tensioned
  4. Upgraded front sway bar installed
  5. Front end urethane all installed
  6. New front rotors and pads installed
  7. Oil changed to proper PAO/Ester synthetic (nearly due)
  8. Trailer wiring made more proper (have dodgy lead that connects to a tail light harness)
  9. Bring all dodgy Volvo wheels/tyres back from storage, and borrow both caravan wheels

And maybe other stuff. I have about a month to achieve some subset of that. But it's a busy month in other ways. 145am, time for bed!

Paid and going. Yeeeee ha! Maybe.

On the immediate agenda:

1) Pulley fix up this coming Sunday
2) Weld existing diff, no time for G80 swap

Already done:

1) Rear/front tyre swap around

Definitely need to:

1) Get wheels/tyres from storage
2) Improve trailer wiring setup
3) Oil change for hard core race oil

Unlikely to occur:

1) Brake components swap
2) Suspension components swap

Day before:

Complete required mods/fixes of various types
Load up trailer and boot Volvo and R33 - tools, wheels/tyres, bbq, compressed air, sausages, chilly bin, drinks, shade, etc.

On the day:

1) Whip plates off and store

Looking forward to this! :-)

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Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:16 pm
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So much has come and gone, so many updates required, so many uploads needed, and yet, not much.

Smoked my way through 5 spare tyres, one lasted better than three due to a preference for turning right while doing donuts.

There was even some controlled power sliding around cones at times, some wet, and later, some dry when I got the car to behave.

MIG diff is acceptable for daily use. I'll get myself into trouble come the first rainy day, though...

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Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:25 am
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Now running real synthetic oil made of PAO and Ester from Penrite as per: viewtopic.php?p=44118#p44118

And the speedo that broke that I didn't even get to write about here got fixed on Sunday morning, first thing out of the house:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1810622464
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https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9282423808
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6723841025

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Rear pads are also worn clean through, but I can't seem to buy them for it easily! Will be swapping in the caravan axle with functional brakes sometime before April, so no biggy. May let them grind, or may source some that'll end up in the caravan.

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